CLAIRE House has had a funding boost of £15,000 - thanks to customers and staff of a Wirral scrap metal firm.

Murphy's Scrap Metals in Birkenhead decided to donate the cost of scrap metal to Clatterbridge-based hospice.

Not only are they helping the environment but also the donation will make a massive difference to sick children across Merseyside.

Andy Murphy, manager at Murphy's Scrap Metals said: "Murphy Scrap Metals are delighted to help such a fabulous charity such as Claire House, by raising £15,000, with the generous help of our amazing customers who have kindly donated £10,000 worth of scrap metal to our charity scrap skip.

"Murphy's topped this up with a £5000, plus over £200 from buckets collections.

"If anyone has any scrap metal, please do get in touch with us, to help us help Claire House."

Josh Worrall, partnerships manager at Claire House, said: "What a fantastic donation. To know that by recycling your metal you can raise such a huge amount of money is truly amazing.

"It costs around £8,278 each day to run the hospice and support the work that we do.

"We would like to say a big thank you to all of Murphy Scrap Metals' customers and the Murphy family for thinking of us for such a wonderful donation."